Mounted CB on Roof

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by lovetoski, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,593
    Likes Received:
    264
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    After playing around with many potential spots to mount a CB, I choose to mount it to the roof. It's pretty much out of the way there. Ran the wires across the PS sun visor and down the A pillar. I know many mount the CB in the empty slot under the radio, but that space is already filled. Here's a pic...
    CB on Ceiling.jpg.JPG
     
  2. ChicagoFJ60

    ChicagoFJ60

    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    I am having the same problem figuring out where to put it,,,, I was thinking about above the transfercase lever mounted to the dash?



    Nicholas
     
  3. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2004
    Location:
    Port Washington, NY / Edgartown, MA
    Looks good. Whaddya just drill a couple holes right through the roof? :D
     
  4. MDH33

    MDH33

    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Location:
    Ames, IA
    Not a good place IMHO.

    I had a CB mounted there in an FJ40 I used to have. I rolled it and split my face open on that damn thing. Padded roll bars are the only thing I want above my head inside a Landcruiser. Any room in a tuffy console?
     
  5. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,593
    Likes Received:
    264
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Yep. Used stainless fastner with a rubber grommet. No leaky so far. Going through the headliner is tricky. I cut some room with a razor, then held a short piece of tubing up to the roof, and drilled inside of the tube. This prevented the headliner from getting wound around the bit.
     
  6. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,593
    Likes Received:
    264
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    I checked the distance from my head to the CB, and I think it's OK, but best would be to check it while hanging upside down (like you did) - not sure how to do that. I left the mounting bolts long enough that I can build an enclosure, and put some thin padding on it. Still thinking about it, one step at a time. Thanks for the comment, now I'm thinking a little harder...
     
  7. hammer1

    hammer1

    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Location:
    morristown nj
    i bought a TINY cb from radio-shack. it fit in the space under the radio. I had to make a filler plate out of plexi-glass. looks nice.
     
  8. oldman

    oldman

    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Location:
    right here
    It can be done without drilling through the roof. I pulled the headliner and cut a piece of plywood to fit from the front, by the mirror, to the roof cross member just behind the front seats. I mounted the CB to that. I put it in in 85 and it's still there today. I also bought some michrophone cord and a mich plug and socket. I ran the wire above the headliner to the pillar and down to the dash. My mich plugs into the dash so I don't have the cord hanging down letting eberyone know where the CB is.
     
  9. cruzerfetish

    cruzerfetish

    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    Portland OR
    hammer1, pics please! Is it the small cobra?
     
  10. lovetoski

    lovetoski SILVER Star

    Messages:
    4,593
    Likes Received:
    264
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Cool idea. I'll give that a try.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.